Cotton Education and Information

The table below presents current topic areas related to growing cotton and shows the proportion of growers who say that scientific, research-based information is either moderately or very valuable.

The figure below shows the proportion of growers who rely on various resources either moderately or very much for obtaining information about growing cotton.

By funding scientific research and Extension scientists, SSP appears to be making a sound investment as the knowledge that is produced has a high degree of value and credibility to growers. While this approach may help to solidify a key mechanism for linking scientific knowledge and a trusted means for growers to access information, it must be noted that growers still prefer to receive this information in fairly traditional ways.


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